Published: Thu, July 12, 2018

'American Idiot' could top United Kingdom charts in time for Trump visit

'American Idiot' could top United Kingdom charts in time for Trump visit

Due to the campaign of the British, American Idiot is among the most downloaded songs on the Amazon digital platform and is part of the top 20 most popular songs within the iTunes multimedia content player.

The campaign to make "American Idiot" No. 1 has been promoted by a Facebook group, which so far has amassed over 21,000 followers.

The song, which debuted in 2004, came out during a different Republican administration, that of former President George W. Bush.

The 'Get American Idiot to No.1 for Trump's UK Visit' organisers said they've rallied more than 20,000 supporters because it's "hilarious".


"And it's sold 1.6 million copies, making it the 32nd best-selling single ever in the United Kingdom, ahead of hits like Britney Spears' ".Baby One More Time" and the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love", according to Official Charts.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong wrote American Idiot in the throes of the Iraq War and the angst of post-9/11 America, which the song described as "an alien nation where everything isn't meant to be okay".

British protestors have been furiously downloading and streaming the 2004 single since last week with the hopes that "American Idiot" will be No. 1 just in time for Trump's touchdown. "The Witch Is Dead" to the top spot on the singles chart following Margaret Thatcher's death - it reached No. 2. Tim Kaine of Virginia, who referenced the rumor that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo planned to give North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un a CD of Elton John's "Rocket Man".

Trump had reportedly asked British Prime Minister Theresa May to guarantee there would be no protests during his visit.

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